This was my first time here and my experience was delightful. I order the Steak Tenderloin Salad. The balance of the ingredients was just perfect, from the vegetables to the dressing. Our server Bobby was very attentive and friendly.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent x 10
I was not expecting it to be great. I thought it would be like every other restaurant, but it wasn't. I can't wait to go back! Great job all around. We all enjoyed our lunch.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant Sunday lunch
The food was delicious. A tiny taste treat was delivered before we had decided what we wanted to order. It was a crab and edamame mash in a tiny martini-looking glass. Wow, great! Everyone at our table ordered something different and we were all happy with our choices - and with the wonderful, warm bread and butter.
Our server was perfect. She interacted with everyone, listened, gave us space to talk, choose, ask, then stayed away and returned very smoothly allowing our group to enjoy the meal.
7/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went for two birthday celebrations and we were given excellent service, the food was delicious and we were not rushed out. It was a great afternoon!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Personal Favorite
I always eat outside because the noise inside is too loud for me (but then I'm old). It's convenient because it's on the corner of two main streets - PCH and McArthur. Being a vegetarian I usually get the crab and avocado salad without the crab - best salad in the world. And it's huge. Very short wine list, so if you're picky (I'm not) this is not for you. I've been there 50 times with lots of different people and have never had a complaint of any kind. Great service too. I wish they opened at 11 for lunch instead of 11:30.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a new waiter, so service
We had a new waiter, so service was very slow. Food was excellent. Very loud, energetic noise level - would not go there for a romantic dinner. Better for groups & very kid friendly.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We make this restaurant a regular stop each visit to Newport. The service was and always is excellent. The menu isn't complicated (ie: so many choices it's hard to make a decision). If you like burgers, I highly recommend the Bison Burger.
If you want to shop, either before or after dining, the adjoining Tommy Bahama Shop is really great as well
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was not accommodating
Our waiter was not accommodating and phony. We ordered a drink off of the TB website and he told us we wouldn't be able to get it before he even checked. What a surprise - we weren't able to get what we wanted.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great night!
Everything from purchasing a new aloha shirt all the way to dessert was fabulous. Really fresh fish and fun appetizers. Our waitress, Keira, was so nice!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated promptly, and
We were seated promptly, and had very good service. I requested something on the side and it was not done that way. The server took care of it promptly and treated us to dessert.
This is a good casual place
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had wonderful service and even a follow-up phone call from TB in Newport. I'd definitely recommend!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
The best burgers and sweet potato fries in Newport Beach! The hamachi with watermellon and arugula and the ahi burger were both very tasty as well. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun, and servers are friendly.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
HIGHLY recommend Tommy Bahama's IG.
Our lunch was wonderful. We will certainly be back. Don't miss the opportunity to dine at Tommy Bahama's Island Grille.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect evening for the four
perfect evening for the four of us ...please note that we had a great time, will go back again and again.. while our star rating my not seem to match the comments, it is because we use 3 stars as a "good" rating, not mediocre - we had a far better than average experience - quite enoyable; the outdoor patio hides the fact that you are between PCH and a parking lot and the décor provides a comfortable island-like ambiance; we were not rushed at all and able to enjoy our company over a lovely dinner and drinks (and, of course malted chocolate pie). the food choices are varied enough to allow everyone to find something to their liking; our server was fabulous and handled our gabbing with grace. its like putting on slippers - comfortable
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommend lump crab cake entree
The blue crab cake was excellent. The lemon sauce was a frothy, perfect accompaniment. Also came with a refreshing side, chopped, veggie salad.
I also highly recommend the coconut cloud martini.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tommy Bahama's Patio Dining
Not only were the food and service outstanding, but the ambience of the patio was perfect for a summer evening. It was very colorful and tranquil. We thoroghly enjoyed every minute of our dining experience, and will definitely return soon.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The organic chicken chopped
The organic chicken chopped kale salad is outstanding
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tommy's is a bit of a hidden gem
While it is right out in front, I never dined there because the parking lot was so close, I thought it would noisy and distracting. But I learned that it is actually quiet and peaceful. Not a lot of foot traffic, and not a lot of parking lot noise. Very pleasant indeed.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Way better than I expected
We went to Tommy Bahama thinking it was going to be sort of a touristy experience, being in Newport Beach and having a beachy theme. We were pleasantly surprised! The food turned out to be great and our waiter was outstanding. We had our two year old with us and they had a kid's meal with chicken fingers he liked and ate. The waiter even offered to water down the pink lemonade so our little guy could drink it. My husband and I both liked our lunches too - I had the Kale and ahi salad, I think my husband had hamburgers or sliders or something like that. Let's be honest: as parents of a toddler we really only want our kid to be happy, and he was. As an added bonus our food was really great too (rare to get both). Happy customers!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this restaurant. Great food & awesome service
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A mini vacation for lunch!
Tommy Bahamas has been a family favorite for 15 years! Their food is so delicious (faves include: steak salad, crab bisque, mocha cake, even their cheeseburger is amazing!) Enjoy a mini vacation feeling while enjoying their great food and drinks. Manager Steve has well managed this location for 15 years, and the friendly servers and atmosphere make you want to visit here every week.
8/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service and quality of food
Service and quality of food was excellent! Would go there again.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
They were able to handle my team and provided great service.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Lovely Summer Day
I met a friend for lunch at Tommy Bahamas and we requested the patio as it was a lovely summer day......the patio was filled with other diners but it was very easy to hear conversation. All the umbrella's were up so no one was in the sun directly.......
The service was excellent and we were left alone to talk and catch up.......but the waitress was attentive in filling our drinks and making sure we were okay.
We had delicious light salads of crab and avocado with tomato and a very light dressing.......just perfect for a hot afternoon.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great time with family
I left a so so review last time, but want to make sure I praise this restaurant when they do a great job. We went, had a great time! The food was good as usual. The waiter was pleasant. It was a little on the loud side, but to be expected for a Sunday afternoon. We come here all the time and will continue to for their delicious food!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambiance and menu have such a relaxed island vibe it would be hard not to enjoy Tommy Bahama's.
The salads and fish were very good and we were celebrating a birthday so we enjoyed the Piña Colada cake on the house.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
So Emblematic of SoCal!
This is both a clothing/lifestyle store AND a restaurant... casual and beach-oriented, but high-end,
for both ventures. I like the restaurant as a way to welcome people to Southern California.
Very good food, although menu is limited - friendly service - ample parking.
The coconut-crusted shrimp is a MUST for us, and seasonal specials are often a good bet.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The perfect spot for fun
Always a great place for family and friends. Wonderful service, excellent food and lots of fun shopping before or after your meal.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tommy Bahamas has accomplished what every restaurant tries to accomplish. An amazing quality in everything from product to atmosphere. I'm a fan!!!!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tommy Bahamas in Newport Beach
Tommy Bahamas in Newport Beach combines great food, great service and a casual, tropical atmosphere. We celebrated a birthday lunch and enjoyed the crab/avocado salad, the lobster sandwich, the fish tacos, and shared a wonderful Pina Colada cake for dessert.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not on the ocean but still tropical
Excellent food and ambience. Even with crowds, kitchen performed well. Desserts are the best. In a shopping center so with other fine eating and shopping places, parking is at a premium. make sure you make reservations and come early to find a place to park!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dr. Jim's Review
Overall, the restaurant experience was very good. the food was outstanding and the service was equal to the food. the menu is diverse and offers many nice choices. Specials were also available offering additional options for a great dining experience. The outside dining area is very pleasant. Our servers were very attentive and were helpful in addressing my wife's celliac disease concerns. We appreciate TB being aware to those needing gluten free meals and more importantly, it appears the wait staff has been trained on the topic...again which is greatly appreciated. We havae dined at a number of TB restaurants and area fan of the experience.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Perfect Lunch
Enjoyed a perfect lunch on your patio with "old friends." We each had something different and everyone loved their choices. The noise was a little more than usual but still we were able to hear and relax under an umbrella. The waiter was attentive. All in all, a very lovely few hours.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites
Very convenient location. Parking availability, and love the coconut shrimp appetizer
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy birthday to me!
Every year three of us celebrate our birthdays together at Tommy Bahama's. So fun! Food is delicious, staff is attentive and it makes aging easier to swallow. Half portions off the dessert tray complete with candle--perfect!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Just Clothes, Great Restaurant!
Excellent food and atmosphere. The waiter was fantastic. My OpenTable profile simply asks that they be attentive to my eight year old daughter and this waiter was perfect! A simple request that pretty much all restaurants, except one other, can't seem to get right of disregard the importance to me.
Oh, by the way, the food is fantastic too.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
lobster grilled cheese
Wow! There isn't a grilled cheese anywhere that I've found that is as good as the lobster grilled cheese and soup combo. The best in town.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My grown son's first choice
My grown son's first choice for his birthday dinner celebration two years in a row, and we were not disappointed. Excellent menu and service! Our server even cut our birthday cake (we brought our own gluten free) and didn't charge us to do so!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for the family
We had a large group of 9 and a 2 month old. I had let them know we had a newborn and it was great, they seated us in the back and the lighting was low. So when my little one got fussy we were secluded enough that we didn't bother others and I was able to nurse him wihtout drawing attention to us. It was great. Also our large party loved the food and our service was prompt and friendly. I would absolutely reccomend this place!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great. The servers made it a point to know and call each person at the table by name. They were attentive but not overbearing. The food was excellent.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 7 for lunch and I think everyone was pleased with there entree and the cocktails were spectacular! I personally had the ahi/kale salad and it was delicious. Our waiter could not have been more attentive! Great service!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everytime ive been here it is satisfactory. Food presentation always good. Taste always good and always courteous.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanks from the Newport Chamber!
Food delicious, staff efficient and gracious. The patio was perfect for a beautiful Autumn day!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
An island getaway at Tommy Bahama's
We enjoy going to Tommy Bahama's as it brings back all the lovely memories of our trips to Maui. Our evening was delightful - meeting friends there, the booth was quite private. We started our meal with the goat cheese appetizer which was great with our wine; some had the tortilla soup which is very good with a little "kick" - just the right amount. Fish tacos were ordered and asked that they not be blackened which Cyd said would be no problem. Substitutions were made on several items without any problems which was appreciated. We did indulge in their chocolate macadamia nut coconut ice cream flown in from the Big Island. Highly recommend this intimate restaurant with its tropical theme!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love coming to this restaurant.
We love coming to this restaurant. The food and service is always top notch!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first visit to the Tommy Bahama restaurant. The atmosphere was very nice. It captured the feel of being out in the islands of Hawaii. The restaurant was very calm and peaceful. It is not super loud and noisy like most restaurants. We went for dinner on a Sunday night, not too crowded got right in. The service was very good. The staff is very friendly and they are very knowledgeable of the menu. All the food we ordered was very good. Must try their mango iced tea.To top off the night since it was my birthday they let me pick out a complimentary desert from their desert tray. You have to try their creme brûlée served in a pineapple bowl, out of this world. Good food, service, atmosphere, and decent prices. Can't beat it!!!!!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Edwards 42nd birthday!
Our waitress was AWESOME! All Staff that we came in contact were nice and attentive. We will return!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
November Patio Dining
The patio dining is great but they should use umbrellas that tip to avoid having the sun in the diners eyes. The sun is seldom overhead and more generally at an angle. Maybe heaters on patio during winter months.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had lunch with a friend. Normally we sit outside but it was a tad cool so had a great table near the patio in a corner. Bright, relatively quiet ...perfect for catching up with my friend. Waitress was attentive but not over bearing. We both had the crab and avocado salad that was fabulous and a favorite of mine. We could have spent the entire afternoon there as it was so relaxing!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always have excellent food
Always have excellent food and good service. Restaurant ambience is very nice.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM